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Microsoft .NET adoption gets boost from open source

July 29, 2021

Via: InfoWorld

At one time, commercial software giant Microsoft was known as a company that was unfriendly to the open source software movement. Former CEO Steve Ballmer even referred to the popular open source Linux platform as a “cancer.” But now, Microsoft is crediting open source for the increased adoption of its .NET software development platform, in a blog post published this week.

Prior to open source, .NET ran only on Windows. “Now that it is open source, it runs in so many more locations,” said Claire Novotny, .NET Foundation executive director.

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